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Old 7th May 2008, 00:51   #136
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Netchef - Can you give me the sizes for both your tyres? I can check in delhi & revert back to you.
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Old 7th May 2008, 12:40   #137
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Netchef - Can you give me the sizes for both your tyres? I can check in delhi & revert back to you.

180/55ZR17M/C (78?W) and
130/70ZR16M/C (61W)

That's very kind of you, Sir.
Thank-you.

(I wouldn't mind bumping up the rear to 190.)
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Rajeev, you could check with dreambikes, pune. They courier stuff through the country without any hesitation.
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I'll speak to my mech later in the day, he may be able to arrange them.

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Rajeev, you could check with dreambikes, pune. They courier stuff through the country without any hesitation.
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Thank-you. Excellent.
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Old 14th May 2008, 11:59   #140
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Rajeev, you could check with dreambikes, pune. They courier stuff through the country without any hesitation.
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I'll speak to my mech later in the day, he may be able to arrange them.

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Gentlemen: I was at my wit's end as I didn't know what this thread was called or how to find it. Managed it today.
Crux: my baby is sold. Thanks very much for info etc and offering to help me source tyres for her. I figure the new buyer will find rubbers locally.

Appreciate it.
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The next riding season is around the corner, thought i'd bump this thread for the noobs, or the old timers who may have missed it.

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well i have a question about tyres

i will be getting a brand new gsxr 750 soon and wondering if i can use the same tyres for track days

do advise
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well i have a question about tyres

i will be getting a brand new gsxr 750 soon and wondering if i can use the same tyres for track days

do advise
Great choice on the bike. You could use the same rubber for tracks and street use unless the tires are in really bad shape, in which case you would not pass the safety test itself.
While getting your bike, see if you can opt for a set of michelin pilot power, they are good soft compund and strike a good balance for track and street use. Higher on the budget, you could order a set of metzeler.
If you are into serious timing your laps, and into that whole experto scene, you could look at racing slicks.

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one OT question - which is that bike that does 168kmph in 1st gear? sorry for being ot.
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Great choice on the bike. You could use the same rubber for tracks and street use unless the tires are in really bad shape, in which case you would not pass the safety test itself.
While getting your bike, see if you can opt for a set of michelin pilot power, they are good soft compund and strike a good balance for track and street use. Higher on the budget, you could order a set of metzeler.
If you are into serious timing your laps, and into that whole experto scene, you could look at racing slicks.

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Completely agree on the metlezers..I am running them and they are reaally too good

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one OT question - which is that bike that does 168kmph in 1st gear? sorry for being ot.
2004 Kawasaki ZX - 10R, i think the 2005 was just as mad a bike, but Kawasaki came down on the cockiness in 2006.

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@manson
thanx for the info on the tyres. after the bike gets delivered to me, it will be my first time on the track so i am more worried about being able to corner well and properly in the first place. i unfortunaly do not get an option to change the tyres and will be getting the bike as it is. i do not even know what tyres they come with.
i am interested in the metlezer's that you have mentioned. how would they help me in my riding experiance. how expensive are they ???

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I was quoted 22K for a pair of metlezers, similar spec Michelins cost 16-17K.
I am not experienced enough to distinguish the advantages, maybe prabhu could throw some light on this.
But, if you are just beginning on the track, just start with what you get, and then upgrade when you wear out the first set. This way you will FEEL the difference and worth of putting more expensive rubber, than just knowing that it is the better choice.

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i guess i will follow ur advice and stick to what i have and definitely upgrade this will be my learning experience since this is my first sbk anyways.
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Hey RTech...
Fantastic write-up / review / advisory..!!

I must say though, adding some tips here and there about any purchase points, etc, would be an advantage to all..

Thanks again.
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